200 F2d 750 Connor v. United States
200 F.2d 750
91 U.S.App.D.C. 417
United States Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit.
Argued Nov. 5, 1952.
Decided Dec. 24, 1952.
[91 U.S.App.D.C. 418] T. Emmett McKenzie, Washington, D.C., for appellant.
William G. Bryand, Asst. U.S. Atty., Washington, D.C., pro hac vice, by special leave of Court, with whom Charles M. Irelan, U.S. Atty., John C. Conliff, Jr., and Joseph M. Howard, Asst. U.S. Attys., Washington, D.C., were on the brief, for appellee.
Before PROCTOR, FAHY and WASHINGTON, Circuit Judges.
Appellant was convicted and sentenced for the crime of blackmail. 22 D.C.Code 2305 (1951). He contends there was insufficient proof of the criminal intent to extort. However, a review of the evidence convinces us that proven facts and circumstances reasonably justify and support an inference of the intent to extort. This the jury found, under guidance of appropriate instructions by the court.